Dec 2, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) catches a pass while being defended by Arizona Cardinals cornerback William Gay (22) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Jets Place Stephen Hill on IR, Donnie Fletcher Called up to Replace on the Roster

The rookie season for WR Stephen Hill has ended early. The Jets have announced today that they have placed the young wide receiver on injured reserve, ending his season. It has been a difficult first campaign for Stephen, who was counted on for a lot, and has has difficulty with drops. He will finish the season with 21 receptions for 252 yards and 3 TDs. Two of them were in the opening game against the Bills, so it has been a bit of tough sledding for him since then. Stephen Hill will improve, but the Jets expected too much from him as a rookie. Not to foresee the future, but Hill would benefit greatly if the Jets keep Braylon Edwards around as a mentor, as they have similar types of games. Some lessons from Braylon wouldn’t hurt.

To replace Hill on the active roster, the Jets have officially activated cornerback Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad.

Tough break for Stephen Hill today and for the Jets.

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